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Posted Monday, June 17, 2013We told you about Kara Web Framework a while ago. It is written in Kotlin and relies on type-safe builders. It doesn’t have to be the only web framework for Kotlin, but the general principles seem good, so I wrote an article about these principlesmore »
Posted Monday, June 10, 2013This week I’m speaking at GeekOUT Tallin, and my colleagues Mikhail Vink and Sergey Karashevich are holding a 15-minute DEMO on Thursday, telling you about cool stuff in JetBrains’ IDEs. The topic of my talk is “Language Design Trade-Omore »
Posted Thursday, June 6, 2013Kotlin M5.3 brings support for IntelliJ IDEA 13 and some new features for you to check out. We are moving towards powerful runtime support, including reflection and other framework-enabling featuremore »
Some years ago "alternative" programming languages for the JVM lived mostly in research labs and garages, industry knew about some of them, sometimes even used them, but never produced them. Recently, the trend has changed: new languages are backed by industrial vendors. To put it another way: the time has come for a new JVM language, and there are a few projects competing in this field. One of them is Kotlin, backed by JetBrains, a leading IDE vendor.
This session demonstrates the key features of Kotlin and provides a comparison to other "alternative" JVM languages.
Among others things, it covers * Static null-safety * Extension functions * Higher-order functions and type-safe builders * Smart casts: Kotlin's lightweight pattern matching * Making Java APIs better with Kotlin * Developing mixed Kotlin/Java projects
To find out more about Kotlin, please refer to http://kotlin.jetbrains.org